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Switching Gears in Retirement

In searching for investment options, would you rather have—high return or low return? High risk or low risk? Liquid or illiquid?

The Cays: ‘Ultimate Waterfront Address’

In their early 70s, Koert and Rebecca Smith were looking to make life easier for themselves.

My Curmuddy Awards for 2014

To those of you waiting breathlessly, here are my annual Curmuddy Awards, presenting ugly mud-pie statuettes to those deserving wretches for wacky, wicked and witless conduct in 2014.

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Cameo Ball Features Dancing, ‘Salad Parade’

The Cameo Foundation and its founder Herme Sherry are busy this time of year.

Stem Cells May Be The Next Penicillin

Considering the history of the antibiotic, stem cells could be the next penicillin.

Won’t Get Fooled Again

The generation built on skepticism is now the prime target age for scammers. And the scammers are stepping up their game.

Journey to the Bottom of the Globe

As a travel journalist, I am constantly asked for my favorite travel experiences. The list is endless, but there is one destination that seems to raise the most eyebrows...

The Big Stretch

—for many of us, there’s still one inevitable certainty: Exercise begins at 50.

It’s Harvest Season in Eastern Washington State

Sure, I knew western Washington’s Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, the islands of Puget Sound, the rainforests and the rugged Washington coast well. I never really gave the rich agricultural eastern part of the state, known more for sun than rain, a chance.

Highway 49 Revisited

In the 1840s, the population of California was only 14,000, but by 1850 more than 100,000 settlers and adventurers had arrived from all over the world—and they came for one reason: gold.

Former HealthSouth Valley Of The Sun Patient To Inspire Current And Former Patients At Reunion

He has successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and completed 22 half-marathons and three full marathons…all with two prosthetic legs.

Paradise—and Culture—Found at the Ka’anapali Beach Resort

Children frolic in the surf and sand. Parents and grandparents stretch out on lounge chairs around the pool, basking in the gentle Ka’anapali sun. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many multigenerational families in one place.

The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

In 1962, a dozen seniors escaped from East Berlin by way of “Der Seniorentunnel,” the Senior Citizens’ Tunnel. Led by an 81-year-old man, the group spent 16 days digging a 160 foot long by 6 foot tall tunnel from a chicken coop to the other side of the wall in West Berlin.

Fit After 50

Sue Pepper, a special education teacher who lives in Chandler, figures she’s gained and lost hundreds of pounds over the years. There wasn’t a fad diet she hadn’t tried. She would lose weight, get back into her clothes and then go right back to her old eating habits.

Deformities

My right breast is deformed. Two surgeries and a five-day intensive radiation treatment have changed the structure of a perfectly beautiful breast. The skin is still smooth and the nipple looks identical to the original—it’s the implant itself that has dropped leaving the right breast lower than the left breast.